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Fox tries to hasten Disney deal, as Comcast poised to go all in

The Wall Street Journal is perhaps the only publication which has sufficient weight to chase around the Comcast side of the bidding war for Fox and get some kind of “off the record” comment from somewhere – it tells us that Comcast is making plans to outbid Disney, and then getting ready to bid once again, if necessary, with $90 billion or so being mentioned at the top end of the bidding, and private equity firms support being lined up to that level. The current bidding is just over $71 billion. This has come the day after a Fox-leaked confirmation that the Department of Justice will offer approval for the existing $71 billion Disney bid, as long as it is…

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